Barnesville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“... a bad night of it...”
— Gettysburg Campaign —
Early on June 27, Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock's II Corps began marching through town. It had camped near Barnesville less than a year before on September 13, 1862, on its way to Antietam. After two days of soldiers tramping by, the townspeople thought they were finally rid of soldiers. But on Sunday, June 28, 1863, Gen. John Sedgwick’s VI Corps came through, having crossed the Potomac in the early morning.
While marching, many VI Corps soldiers hear church bells ringing. Some attended services at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and were
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 13.268′ N, 77° 22.856′ W. Marker is in Barnesville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Barnesvile Road and West Harris Road, on the left when traveling west on Barnesvile Road. Located in the parking lot of the St. Mary’s Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville MD 20838, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Barnesville (here, next to this marker); Barnesville Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sugarloaf Mountain (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sugar Loaf Mountain Chesapeake and Ohio Aqueduct (approx. 2½ miles away); Comus Inn (approx. 2½ miles away); Mt. Ephraim Crossroads (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnesville.
More about this marker. The main portion of the marker has portraits of Generals Reynolds and Hancock, as well as a drawing of wagons on the march. The sidebar contains a picture of the pre-1900 church.
Also see . . . Gen. John Reynolds. (Submitted on July 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,905 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 25, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7. submitted on July 11, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.